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I could see the border, covered with barbed wire, fences and surveillance cameras.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 7, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
There was no barbed wire around Yozgad, nor did there need to be.
HOW TWO WWI POWS CONNED THEIR WAY OUT WITH A OUIJA BOARDMARGALIT FOXMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
A barbed tail juts out of its backside, making up about 70 percent of its length.
A SPIKY FLEA COULD RUIN MIDWESTERN ECOSYSTEMS AND KILL NATIVE FISHBY ABI COLE/OUTDOOR LIFEFEBRUARY 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Some of the highways that run through the capital were blocked by military trucks and barbed-wire barricades.
IN MYANMAR COUP, SUU KYI’S OUSTER HERALDS RETURN TO MILITARY RULESHIBANI MAHTANI, TIMOTHY MCLAUGHLINFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Bumblebees have a painful sting and, unlike the honeybee, with its barbed stinger, the sharp, smooth bumblebee stinger can sting multiple times.
WE CRUSH, POISON, AND DESTROY INSECTS AT OUR OWN PERIL - ISSUE 95: ESCAPEJOHN HAINZEJANUARY 20, 2021NAUTILUS
It should be fixed in the head by means of a thin, barbed iron wedge.
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It was by paying attention to such little things that the Cave-men learned to make barbed spears.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
Careless idle words, spoken jestingly, but every one of which went home like a barbed arrow to the mother's heart.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He would drive it into them like a barbed arrow—that never afterwards in all their lives would they be rid of.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Even at that time I saw that some of the arrows were British, but more of some outland make with cruelly barbed heads.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
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WORDS RELATED TO BARBED

  • accidentally on purpose
  • angry
  • barbed
  • catty
  • cruel
  • cussed
  • despiteful
  • dirty
  • evil
  • hateful
  • ill-disposed
  • ill-natured
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • malign
  • malignant
  • mean
  • ornery
  • rancorous
  • snide
  • spleenful
  • splenetic
  • venomous
  • vicious
  • vindictive
  • waspish
  • wicked
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